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The Last Outpost

What rating would you give The Last Outpost?  

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  1. 1. What rating would you give The Last Outpost?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 1

Episode #: 4

Production #: 107

Episode Name: The Last Outpost

Original Air Date: 10.19.87


An encounter with a Ferengi vessel leads to the discovery of an outpost belonging to a non-extinct ancient civilization. As both ships are being drained of their energy by the outpost, it is up to the away team to find a way for the Enterprise to stop the energy drain before everyone aboard freezes.


This episode also marked the first appearance of Armin Shimerman in a Star Trek series.




Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Denise Crosby as Natasha "Tasha" Yar

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Brent Spiner as Data

Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher


Guest Cast:


Armin Shimerman as Letek

Jake Dengel as Mordoc

Tracey Walter as Kayron

Darryl Henriques as Portal

Mike Gomez as DaiMon Taar


Director: Richard Colla

Teleplay By: Herbert Wright

Story By: Richard Krzemien


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An OK episode.


The first appearance of the Ferengi who were supposed to be the new "enemy" for TNG, to replace the Klingons.


However the were so funny and comical, the audiences didn't take them seriously, so they were cast as simply greedy and capitalistic, which suited me because they would later become one of my favourite alien races in Star Trek, but that didn't happen until DS9.


I give this episode a rating of 1

Edited by The King

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Our introduction to the Ferengi but, then, you shouldn’t judge a species based on first impressions.


An average episode which begins with an interesting stalemate when both the crews of the Enterprise and the Ferengi ship believe the other is responsible for the loss of energy each ship was experiencing.


My personal favourite scene from this episode involves Data’s encounter with the Chinese finger puzzle in the observation lounge. Just one of the little touches that I grew to love about this series. Riker asking for permission to give the Ferengi a box of the puzzles at the end was a nice touch as well.

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